My battle with depression as a student

No one ever told me that life as a student could be so hard. I was just trying to do my best, but nothing came easily. Although I had a lot of stress, I thought I had it all under control. Until one day, I fell into a depression that felt like an uphill battle without any breaks.

I started to feel overwhelmed with the pressure to keep up in my classes. It didn’t matter how much studying and hard work I did; sometimes no amount of dedication could make me understand everything or do the assignments on time. My plans and expectations for myself felt too high compared to what I was actually able to accomplish. That only drove me further and further down, until it felt like there was no way out.

I know now that having depression isn’t anything I should be ashamed of; if anything, it reveals just how tough and resilient I am for facing this challenge head-on. Despite feeling lost in this large world made up of college classes and exams, countless deadlines, and piles of paperwork, I can see the beauty in getting through each day despite it all. There is hope amidst feeling stuck; reaching out for help isn’t something to be embarrassed about, but an act of strength that takes courage and will power - two things we all possess inside us somewhere. We just need someone to believe in us enough to help us figure out where they are hiding inside our hearts.


Hey there,
I know it can be overwhelming at times when life as a student doesn’t seem to go the way you planned. I’ve been there in my 53 years and dealt with similar feelings of depression and feeling like success was out of reach. It’s taken me some time over the years to learn that depression is not something to be ashamed of - it’s simply a part of being human. It can feel like an uphill battle sometimes, but no matter how tough it gets, we all have courage within us to take on the challenge.

If anything, my experience has shown me that having depression means you are strong enough to confront life’s obstacles head-on rather than shy away from them. Although everything may feel overwhelming right now, please remember that you do not have to face this alone; there are lots of people out there who believe in you and want to help you along your path. Don’t hesitate to reach out and open up about your struggles - it takes strength and resilience to do so!

Wishing you courage and strength for every step forward :slight_smile:

Hi there,

I completely understand how it feels to struggle with academic pressure. When I was a college student, I often felt overwhelmed and like I wasn’t going to make it. It was hard for me to accept that sometimes things are just beyond my control and no matter how much I work or how hard I try, not everything will turn out the way I wanted.

It’s ok to take time away from school sometimes in order to practice self-care and recharge. When faced with difficult times, having a strong support system around you can be incredibly helpful. Seeking professional help is nothing to be ashamed of - trying to take care of ourselves is the best thing we can do in these situations.

If you need someone to talk to about this who understands your struggles, please feel free to reach out any time! Keeping a positive attitude despite feeling lost is an incredible feat and something that should be commended. Knowing that you have the strength to cope with such pressure is inspiring.

Take care and all the best!

Hey there,

I relate to how you’re feeling when life as a student gives you the overwhelming feeling of not being able to meet your own expectations. It’s a difficult situation when even with all your hard work and dedication it still feels like nothing is enough. I understand that it can take a heavy toll on your mental health until it feels like there’s no way out.

One thing I want you to know is that depression isn’t something to be ashamed of - it’s a sign of your inner strength for continuing to face the challenge despite its difficulty. Finding solace in small victories is important; looking for everything positive and beautiful in every single day keeps us going and makes us stronger to keep getting through these struggles. Seeking help can be hard but it shouldn’t be seen as something embarrassing or refillment of failure - reaching out takes courage and willpower, two qualities we all have within ourselves, even if sometimes we need someone to remind us where these traits are hidden deep inside our hearts.

I’m wishing all the best for you!